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Book a St Margarets Hope Ferry ticket for your ferry crossing from St Margaret's Hope port in South Ronaldsay, Orkney Islands to Gills bay ferry port in Caithness North Scotland with the ferry operator Pentland Ferries.
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About St Margarets Hope Ferry

Today's St Margaret's Hope is the third largest town in the Orkney Islands and sits at the head of a sheltered bay at the northern end of South Ronaldsay. The village has become a busier place than it used to be following the opening of a car ferry link to Gills Bay near John o' Groats by Pentland Ferries in 2001.
The village offers a good range of places to stay and eat. While there are limited facilities at the port, there are a number of shops within walking distance. Pentland Ferries who operate on this route also provide onboard facilities including a comfortable cafeteria and a pleasant outer deck area.

The ferries at St Margaret's Hope are accessible to those with mobility difficulties, with boarding assistance available from Pentland Ferries staff.

The village's growth owed much to the establishment of a herring fishery here in the early 1800s, and this was consolidated through the development of a naval base in Scapa Flow during the two world wars. Fishing has diminished in importance, but the harbour of St Margaret's Hope, boatyard and slipway areas remain very active, even when the ferry isn't berthed.

Pentland Ferries' new scenic ferry route between Gills Bay and St. Margaret's Hope adds another dimension in choice and flexibility thoughout the year. Pentland Ferries operates two to four sailings daily between St. Margarets Hope in Orkney (South Ronaldsay) and Gill's Bay in Caithness, northern Scotland, depending on the time of year. The journey takes one hour and the vessel can accommodate both passengers and vehicles. This route offers the shortest current car ferry crossing to Orkney. The Pentalina B car ferry carries 48 cars and 250 passengers during summertime, with reduced capacity during the winter. Advanced ferry tickets booking is advised.

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